Chris Bosh scored a season-high 29 points and Morris Peterson added 24 to lead the Toronto Raptors to their third win of the season and second road victory in two nights, 95-82, over New Jersey last night in East Rutherford, N.J.
Playing without second-leading scorer Mike James, sidelined with lower back soreness, Toronto improved to 3-15 and shed the dubious distinction of having the NBA's worst record. Atlanta, which lost to the Raptors Friday night, is 2-13.
Jason Kidd led the Nets (7-9) with 17 points, and Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson had 15 apiece. Carter left the game midway through the third quarter after injuring his ankle, but returned later in the period and finished the game.
''We didn't feel like a 2-15 team or whatever our record was," Peterson said. ''We realize that we just got off to a bad start and we knew it was going to take a while to turn things around. We've had a lot of games that slipped away, but we've been playing competitive basketball and that's what it's about."
Spurs 100, 76ers 91 -- Tony Parker scored 20 points and Brent Barry hit four 3-pointers in the second half to lead host San Antonio to a comeback win over Philadelphia.
After a pair of free throws by Andre Iguodala tied the score at 55, San Antonio went on a 17-3 run to build a lead that the Sixers didn't threaten the rest of the game.
Allen Iverson scored 17 points of the Sixers' 29 points in the fourth, when San Antonio's lead grew to as many as 18 points. He finished with 37 points.
Grizzlies 90, Rockets 75 -- Damon Stoudamire scored 24 points and visiting Memphis hit a franchise-record 15 3-pointers in its victory over host Houston.
Memphis, which has won five straight games, was 15 of 32 from 3-point range to break the team record of 13 set against Milwaukee last January. Stoudamire was 6 for 7 on 3-pointers and Bobby Jackson went 5 for 8 en route to a season-high 18 points.
Nuggets 101, Heat 99 -- Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Earl Boykins hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to lift host Denver past Miami.
James Posey's 3-pointer banged off the rim with 5 seconds left and the Nuggets appeared to dribble out the clock, but a video review showed the Heat's Antoine Walker committed a foul with a second left. After several minutes, the Nuggets inbounded to Boykins and the Heat failed to foul before the buzzer sounded.
Mavericks 97, Hornets 88 -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and host Dallas beat the Hornets for the 15th straight time.
Bucks 104, Magic 84 -- Michael Redd scored 30 points and Dan Gadzuric added a season-high 16 points to help Milwaukee beat visiting Orlando.
Pistons 92, Bulls 79 -- Rasheed Wallace scored 26 points and Tayshaun Prince and Chauncey Billups added 17 points apiece to lead visiting Detroit to its fourth straight victory.